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MSNBC
Mar 29, 2011 3:00am EDT
situation where democrats like dennis kucinich agree with some tea party republicans. dennis kucinich and anthony weiner also disagree on the course in libya and join me next. >>> and you would think michele bachmann, donald trump and newt gingrich are in a private competition to steal all the attention from any potential republican presidential candidate who could actually win the white house. whew! i need a break from programming all these car insurance discounts, online. i'm dishing out discounts all day. doesn't the esurance website do most of, your work? "bew!," safe-driver discount. "bew," homeowner discount, "zing," multi-car discount. "sizzap," everyone has your online dating profile. huh? you dj on the weekends? nts, nts, nts, nts, nts, nts... [ female announcer ] tons of discounts. see for yourself at esurance. technology when you want it. people when you don't. i can't just wash it away. killing it takes clinical strength. i only use lotrimin ultra. its powerful formula can even cure severe cases of athlete's foot. nothing cures better. lotrimin ultra. the killer cure. >>> demo
MSNBC
Mar 23, 2011 3:00am EDT
kucinich is here to make his case. >> dennis kucinich and ron paul are one thing. when you get uáát+h&ike richard lugar. >> i would argue if we go into a war with libya, we should declare war on libya. >> damn right. >> we have an unconstitutional war launched by the president of the united states. >> they say there was ample precedence for this in republican and democratic white houses. >> lied about a war and we're still there. >> what about bahrain, saudi arabia? >> we are at war? again? >> good evening from new york, it is day four of operation odyssey dawn, the u.n. sanctioned mission to enforce a no-fly zone over libya and protect the libyan people from moammar gadhafi's forces. gadhafi remains defiant, telling a crowd of supporters tonight we will be victorious in the end. in an interview with abc news diane sawyer, secretary of state hillary clinton said the libyan dictator may be planning an exit. >> we've heard about other people close to him reaching out to people that they know around the world, africa, the middle east, europe, north america, beyond, you know, saying what
MSNBC
Mar 28, 2011 8:00pm EDT
situation where democrats like dennis kucinich agree with some tea party republicans. dennis kucinich and anthony weiner also disagree on the course in libya and join me next. >>> and you would think michele bachmann, donald trump and newt gingrich are in a private competition to steal all the attention from any potential republican presidential candidate who could actually win the white house. s it hit helps the lhe of companipanies like the she smallestt ofof startups.ups. th ththat lets yos your employeloy, pa and custcustomersvate and sharee so you can can unleash tsh the of your mor your peopleople. next. >>> democratic congressman dennis kucinich is trying to cut off funding for any more u.s. action in libya, even has some tea party republicans to go along with him. congressman anthony weiner doesn't think that's a good idea. they are both here tonight. >>> as the media pretends both donald trump and newt gingrich are serious candidates for president, we will just have to explain to you what they have in common, which is three marriages each. and why only one of them ha
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2011 10:00pm EDT
force in libya prompts outrage from both sides of the aisle in congress. dennis kucinich calls it an impeachable offense. he'll join me later in the show. the right wing is picking up moammar gadhafi's lies about al qaeda in libya. tonight we'll correct the record. and donald trump claims he screwed gadhafi over a piece of land in a deal. turns out trump isn't telling us the whole truth. my commentary on this off the top. tonight this country is in its third conflict. we're going to get in double figures before this is over with. congress is asking questions. the american people are confused. i think some americans are. and there's no end game in sight. that's what is so ominous about all of this. coalition air strikes pounded libya for the third straight night as rebels advanced on pro-gadhafi forces on the ground. the head of the united states, africa command, general carter ham, said 80 sortees were flown on monday about half by american pilots. over the weekend forces pounded colonel gadhafi's compound in tripoli. his administrative building was demolished by italy's two missiles
FOX News
Mar 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
administration continuing the charade? we have analysis from karl rove and dennis kucinich. >> when our citizens are abused or attacked anywhere on the world on the direct orders of a hostile regime, we will respond so long as i am in this oval office. >> bill: president reagan tried to get qaddafi. why didn't he finish the job? brit hume was reporting in washington at the time. he will tell us. >> now i warn my brother don't you let these wicked demons move you in the direction that will absolutely ruin your future. >> bill: lewis louis farrakhan warning his brother barack obama to lay off qaddafi. wow, talking points will take this on. >> who the hell do you think you are? >> bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. president obama catching it from both sides over libya. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. talking points is almost numb, numb from the foolish analysis of the libyan action. never have so many said so much useless stuff. next up general carter ham tod
CBS
Mar 27, 2011 11:30am EDT
offense who was that. >> dennis kucinich. >> what is his argument about this being a possibility? >> notice how many -- >> hold on. >> line up with dennis kucinich, zero! >> really made his case. >> here's the reasoning. >> he doesn't have a case! >> that's right. >> he's saying the question should be raised. >> here's the case. congress alone has the power to declare war or authorize war in the constitution. >> is this war? >> if you attack a country and kill its soldiers, those are acts -- and gets said these are acts of war. >> what do you think about this? >> do you accept gaddafi says it's americans killing civilians. >> if he's going to be impeached as a newcomer, impreached, it's a low bar. but is it war? you can talk about war or is the -- kennett eck clash of some kind? that's just system attics. obviously, it's war. as pat said, robert gates said it when trying to talk the president out of it. >> you can -- let's put that to the test. what are the odds zero to 100 that obama will be impeached? >> zero. >> zero. >> over this? zero. >> zero. >> and anything else. >> zero.
CNN
Mar 26, 2011 1:00pm EDT
remain unclear. ben, i'll start with you. dennis kucinich, former presidential candidate himself, made headlines this past week, vowing to work against the president regarding libya. listen to what he said. >> in this case, it's very clear that president obama exceeded his authority. now, the immediate thing congress needs to do when it returns is to cut off any funds for continuing in libya. and i intend to bring forward such an amendment. >> he also, by the way, ben, said that this is an impeachable offense, and he does not really believe president obama should be impeached for it, but he said that. i think the question that dennis kucinich is holding that i think is of interest to a lot of people and john boehner has said the same thing, what is the endgame in libya for the president? and earlier you said to me it's not really the endgame we're worried about, we need to know what's going on in the second quarter. >> dennis first, the second quarter next. he as always is an honest man, a good man, and it's irrelevant. in this sense the united states, the last time we were engag
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2011 11:00pm EDT
ron paul, dennis kucinich was on the ed show a few minutes ago. >> how wrong is pop is on this? >> 100%. the constitution makes it clear the barack obama of 2007, the scholar and senator and would be presidential candidate understood that, but somehow the barack obama of 2011 doesn't understand the constitution anymore. it is outside the constitution. the president cannot take this country into war unless there is an actual or imminent threat absent the con70 congress. >> in a statement, john boehner wrote the united states has a moral obligation to stand with those who seek freedom from oppression and self government. it's unacceptable for gadhafi to attack his own people and the violence must stop. echoing the speaker of the house, anthony wiener a democrat is often to president obama's left. i don't think we should necessarily take the lead, but use our power for good. >> david corn, msnbc bureau chief for mother jones, i need your experience here to look at this political map of the opposition to what president obama has done and what do you make of it. extreme right and ex
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2011 12:00pm EDT
led by dennis kucinich, jerrold nadler and maxine waters raise constitutional objections. conservatives said the president waited too long to act. >> i regret that we didn't act much more quickly, but that's not the point now. the point is let's get behind the effort. >> and then there's the question about the end game. the ultimate goal of the mission still undefined. president obama follows seven predecessors who faced off against colonel gadhafi. obama could be the last. >> this this is a great opportunity to replace a tyrannical dictator who is not a legitimate leader who is international crook and we soo seize the moment and talk about replacing him, not talk about how limited we will be. >> right now we're getting reports gadhafi's forces opened fire in misrata killing at least nine people. overnight, u.s. marines dropped 12 huge missiles over strategic targets near benghazi targeting heavy tanks and air defenses and now britain's prime minister says coalition forces have neutralized libya's air defenses. we have all sides of the story covered with jim miklaszewski
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >> thank you. >>> dennis kucinich called president obama's statement today, quote, an act of war. that's a strong statement. he joins me next to explain that. nbc news reporter jim maceda is on the ground in tripoli. his report is next. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i deserve this. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. go national. go like a pro. >>> even though president obama is called for muammar gadhafi to implement an immediate cease-fire, al jazeera is rormting that forces near to him are still advancing and are now still 30 miles from the rebel stronghold of benghazi. despite the proximity to the city, the libyan government said the forces will not enter benghazi. we'll have to see if that's true. they want to comply with the cease-fire. this evening, libya's deputy foreign minister have said crimes against humanity have been committed -- not by gadhafi, but by the rebels. that's an interesting charge. joining me now from tripoli is
NBC
Mar 23, 2011 4:00am EDT
authorization of force. representative dennis kucinich is pushing for an action to stop all action in libya, even so far as saying this may be an impeachable defense. as far as how soon this will all be over, secretary of state hillary clinton says it looks like gadhafi may want out, top advisers wondering whether or not they can bring this to an end. >> tracie potts there in washington, thank you. >>> to japan now where black smoke has been seen emerging from unit three of the crippled fukushima daiichi nuclear plant pumping a new temporary evacuation of all the workers from the complex. officials had reported some progress yesterday after hooking up power lines to all six of its reactor units yesterday. however, it may be days if not weeks before critical cooling systems are back up. that development is doing little to allay concerns about food safety. the food and drug administration now says it is blocking imports of produce and dairy products from japan's radiation zone. and officials in tokyo are now warning families against giving infants tap water after detecting higher than allowed
CNN
Mar 22, 2011 9:00am EDT
going even farther. dennis kucinich says the following. he says both houses of congress must weigh in and not for the president alone or a few high ranking members of congress to decide. other lawmakers shying away from talk of impeachment but insist that americans need to have a voice in the military action. >> and in my judgment, if we're not on the edge of an act of war, we are close enough that the president really ought to have a debate in the congress, ought to have on behalf of the american people, a very clear desks why american forces are going to be at risk, what the objectives are so we can claim success on the basis, literally, of having to define what we were about. >> yet, public support for establishing the no-fly zone has grown in recent days. the latest cnn opinion research corporation poll shows 70% of americans now favor the action compared to 56% a week ago. 40% opposed it then compared to 27% now. >>> if most of the nation is behind the president, does it even matter what congress thinks? we will ask eliot spitzer from cnn's "in the arena" in the noknext hour. >>>
CNN
Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
states is involved in. dennis kucinich even raised the prospect of impeachment over the president's actions and decisions. here's the question, what is your understanding of america's role in the libya offensive? go to cnn.com/caffertyfile and post a comment on my blog. >> i'll check the blog, thanks. >>> the political turmoil that sparked the military action, we're seeing in libya is part of an escalating wave of unrest erupting across north africa and the middle east. in syria, hundreds have taken to the streets following the death of a protester killed by syrian government security forces. witnesses say five people have died since friday. in bahrain, human rights watches urging the government to end what it's calling a campaign of arrests against doctors and pro-democracy supporters, thousands have been demonstrating since last month. king hammad says it's all part of a formal plot to destabilize the country. a show of force against the president as three top generals quit and joined up with the protesters. one official now warning of a bloodless coup, that could be in the works.
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2011 4:00pm EDT
brother dennis kucinich and ay son chafe on the same side of the aisle. walk us around the odd political bed fellows. >> you scare me when you say bed fellows and kucinich in the same sentence. >> soul brother. >> all right. look, my concern is ththat ther no clear and present danger. moammar gadhafi is one of the world's bad guys. i just don't think we should be ejecting ourselves into a third war when there's no clear and present danger to the united states of america. i disagree with that. >> i want to bring up the elephant in the room, which is universal desire for freedom from all these people and the incredible hypocrisy and nature of the relationships existing between all these different governments, our government, different governments. john kerry in some ways hit the other day. take a listen to this. >> too often over the past decade we saw regimes in the region chiefly as tools in the fight against terrorism. while looking away from abuses that we knew were unconscionable. the result was we had relationships that focused mostly on leaders rather than people. that's p
PBS
Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> dennis kucinich. >> what is his argument about this being a possibility? >> notice how many -- >> hold on. >> line up with dennis kucinich, zero! >> really made his case. >> here's the reasoning. >> he doesn't have a case! >> that's right. >> he's saying the question should be raised. >> here's the case. congress alone has the power to declare war or authorize war in the constitution. >> is this war? >> if you attack a country and kill its soldiers, those are acts -- and gets said these are acts of war. >> what do you think about this? >> do you accept gaddafi says it's americans killing civilians. >> if he's going to be impeached as a newcomer, impreached, it's a low bar. but is it war? you can talk about war or is the -- kennett eck clash of some kind? that's just system attics. obviously, it's war. as pat said, robert gates said it when trying to talk the president out of it. >> you can -- let's put that to the test. what are the odds zero to 100 that obama will be impeached? >> zero. >> zero. >> over this? zero. >>> issue two, hot rods. >> the bottom line is that there clearly appe
CSPAN
Mar 31, 2011 10:00am EDT
speech on the house floor by dennis kucinich on libya. we will have live house coverage presuming at 12:00 noon eastern here on c-span. take you next over to the capitol visstors center. john boehner is expected to be briefing reporters momentarily. a briefly on legislative activity. we expect to hear from john boehner shortly. this news from yesterday that there would be a vote tomorrow on a budget bill of sorts. two house republicans yesterday introduced legislation that attempts to enact the $61 billion in g.o.p. spending cuts for fiscal year 2011 if the senate fails to pass the sending bill by next wednesday. so we'll probably hear from john boehner about this. "the hill" rights the bill, h.r. 1255, which will come up friday in the house, says that, quote, if the house has not received a message from the senate before april 6, 2011, stating that it has passed a measure providing for the appropriations for the departments and agencies of the government for the remainder of the fiscal year 2011, provisions of h.r. 1 as passed by the house on february 19 are hereby enacted into l
FOX News
Mar 22, 2011 9:00pm EDT
democracy in libya. he finally notified congress three days later. dennis kucinich is introducing a bill to defund it. ralph er wants him impeached. he make a mistake by not seeking congress' authorization? did you view that as a violation of the war powers act? >> the war powers act gives him 45 days. it is a violation of common sense. here's the problem. i don't think they knew what they were doing. so i don't think they were in a position to advise the congress and seek counsel. in the years when i was the whip and tt to in ther5 x clinton administration and the years i was speaker, i went through lots of briefings with the executive branch, with a republican and democratic president. looking at somalia, balkans, iraq. and i think it is very important for any president to recognize you need to have the congressional leadership in the room. you need to listen to them. you need to give them honest briefings. you need your senior team brief them. all the evidence we have now is the secretary of defense was opposed to doing this the secretary of state was in favor of doing it. how do
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2011 2:00pm EDT
congressman, dennis kucinich, pushing back of u.s. involvement in libya. he plans to offer up a measure that would defund u.s. efforts there. this follows a series of complaints who say president obama is waging war without congressional consent. others say the decision to attack in libya is necessary. >> there's always risks involved here, but to have gadhafi remain in power and carry out the kind of brutality that he's already shown he's capable of, i think, is unacceptable. >> and senator john mccain has been critical of the president for not acting sooner in libya. meantime, a new cbs news poll out today shows mixed approval ratings on the president's handing of the mission in libya. 43% of republicans and independents approve while 66% of democrat as prove. joins on the phone by barbara lee of california. congresswoman, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. glad to be with you today. >> 66% of democrats approve of the president's handling but you have questions of your own. you're not fully behind the action here. what is your issue with the way this was handled? >> of course i'm conc
PBS
Mar 27, 2011 6:00pm PDT
dennis kucinich, a liberal democrat, says the president has exceeded his constitutional authority. he did send a letter to congress on monday as saying what he was going to do. has he exceeded his constitutional authority? >> look, we all know that in the modern road, you cannot get the quick congressional vote you might have had a 100 years ago. you just have to act too quickly. i think it's pretty clear that obama did not talk to the leaders of congress himself in a sedition way. that is the best you can hope for, and he did not do it. >> senator richard lugar, highly respected on the foreign relations committee, said that the obama administration did not consult meaningfully with congress before starting military -- >> he is right. >> congress has had a pathetic and track record on this over the years. charles wrote a column and said this is "war run by an ivy league professor." it has the feeling of that, because my guess is that when we go through vulnerable, samantha power, a former kennedy school professor who is an impressive, powerful, charismatic woman, went to obama and
FOX News
Mar 27, 2011 6:00am EDT
unconstitutional as near as congress's dennis kucinich. >> the president exceeded his power and people should look at the constitution, look at article, one, section 8 and they put the war power in the hands of the congress. look at article two, that deals with the executive. there's nothing in there that gives the president the power to commit our troops to war. >> it's a gray area and studying constitutional history, very few presidents declared war. five u.s. presidents declared war and we've been in a lot more wars than that. and the white house responding. james carney, taking questions outlined by members of congress have been largely answered in a very substance way and we will continue to do that. that again from white house press secretary james carney. >> they want to make the statement that this is not a war. they have discussed this with senators and members of congress and want to say it's a humanitarian effort and they're trying to solve a humanitarian crisis, making a distinction, as you said, they're not declaring war. >> we're going to hear from the president, h
WETA
Mar 25, 2011 8:30pm EDT
time. >> congressman dennis kucinich, a liberal democrat, says the president has exceeded his constitutional authority. the president did send a letter to leaders of congress saying what he was going to do. as he exceeded his constitutional authority? >> we all know that in the modern world you cannot get the kind of congressional vote you might have had 100 years ago. you have to act too quickly. i think it is pretty clear that obama did not talk to the leaders of congress himself in a sufficient white. that is the best you can hope for, and he didn't do it. >> senator richard lugar, highly respected public and of the senate foreign relations committee, says the obama and -- highly respected republican of the senate foreign relations committee, says the obama administration did not consult them sufficient -- >> he is right. >> congress as a pathetic track record on at these things the last few years. charles has a column that this is a war "run by an ivy league professor." it has the feeling of. i suspect that when we go through the rubble here, samantha power, a former kenne
PBS
Mar 27, 2011 12:30pm PDT
. >> congressman dennis kucinich, a liberal democrat, says the president has exceeded his constitutional authority. he did send a letter to congress on monday as saying what he was going to do. has he exceeded his constitutional authority? >> look, we all know that in the modern road, you cannot get the quick congressional vote you might have had a 100 years ago. you just have to act too quickly. i think it's pretty clear that obama did not talk to the leaders of congress himself in a sedition way. that is the best you can hope for, and he did not do it. >> senator richard lugar, highly respected on the foreign relations committee, said that the obama administration did not consult meaningfully with congress before starting military -- >> he is right. >> congress has had a pathetic and track record on this over the years. charles wrote a column and said this is "war run by an ivy league professor." it has the feeling of that, because my guess is that when we go through vulnerable, samantha power, a former kennedy school professor who is an impressive, powerful, charismatic woman, went to
FOX
Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
democratic side up on capitol hill. you have congressmen from ohio, dennis kucinich saying the president should have gone to congress first and asked for congressional approval before any military action. and virginia senator jim webb is saying to him, and webb is a former military veteran of the vietnam war, to him, webb said this action appears unfocused and of an undetermined time. the senator from virginia wants more information from the white house exactly what the end game is here. >> and who the rebels are and who the leaders are and what we know about these folks. we'll be watching. >>> i have an update on the japan disaster. members of the nuclear regulatory commission met at head quarters in rockville today. they say the situation in japan appears to be stabilizing. officials are working to restore power to cooling systems that could take a few more weeks because of the extensive damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami. >>> meantime more than 450,000 people are displaced and the death toll could top 18,000. >>> there are privacy concerns in virginia. why the state can give
MSNBC
Mar 23, 2011 5:00am EDT
. representative dennis kucinich is pushing for a resolution to stop all action in libya, even going as far as saying this may have been an impeachable offense. so, the question, how soon will all of this be over? secretary of state clinton in an interview on abc says it looks like gadhafi may want out, that some in his inner circle are reaching out to find ways out. top advisers wondering whether or not they can bring this to an end. lynn? >> thanks so much. >>> well, despite the president's exit strategy in libya, some are still wary of u.s. involvement in a long, drawn out conflict in libya. last night on "the rachel mad dough" show she asked gid yan rose for possible scenarios about how the situation in libya could play out. >> essentially at this point, there are only three options. either we climb down from our goals, and let gadhafi come back and take over, which we're not going to do because it would be humiliating, devastating and violate the reason we went in in the first place. or we essentially achieved the stated initial mission, which is to protect the rebel areas in the eastern
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2011 5:30am EDT
congressman, dennis kucinich raising the prospect of impeachment. senate armed services committee chairman john kerry endorsed the attack on libya. >> it's not to get rid of gadhafi. that's not what the united nations licensed and i would not call it going to war. this is a very limited operation that is geared to save lives and it was specifically targeted on a human tearian basis. it is not geared to try 0 get rid of gadhafi. he has not been targeted. that is not what is happening here. >> a lot of the democrats in congress suggest that the president needs to come to congress to get approval for action like this. >>> meanwhile the arab league, the chief of that group says he respects the u.n. resolution authorizing military action on libya. after earlier comments suggested he was concerned by actions taken by western powers. now he is rallied around. >>> in other news around that region, egyptians have voted overwhelmingly now to improve constitutional amendments allowing the country to move forward toward parliamentary and presidential elections in the coming months. among the
FOX
Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
not consulted before the air strikes began. ohio congressman dennis kucinich believed these would be impeachable offenses. however the white house is pushing back saying the timing of this with the president out of the country on the latin american trip has complicated communications. they say the president is cutting short his visit to el salvador tomorrow and expected back here in washington earlier than expect and it will be establishing new communication with congress. exactly how long this will take and how much it will cost. >>> and in libya, the new york times is claiming soldiers physically abused and threaten to kill four journalists held in captivity. libya released them on monday. they were shown afterward. the photographer said soldiers punched her, growned her and told her she was going to die. soldiers threatened to decapitate another photographer. >>> to japan now. signs that the nuclear crisis is improving. the lights are back on in the control room for one of the damaged reactors. tomorrow crews will try to power up the water pumps. power lines are also connected to
FOX News
Mar 27, 2011 12:00pm EDT
, democratic congressman dennis kucinich speaks out. he wants to ban all funding from u.s. operations in that country. we ask him why live. nuclear mistake. operators say a strike in radioactivity that prompted evacuation wasn't accurate. after an error like that, can information from japan about the nuclear reactors be trusted? budget battle. at the beginning of the 112 congress, two freshmen from opposite sides of the aisle promise to work together but with another budget battle looming, can they do it? we talk to the two lawmakers again live. all of that, plus a scandal involving the new york city fire department. should the city be forced to pay money to those who couldn't pass the entrance exam? i'm breech breech and america's news headquarters from the nation's capital starts right now -- i'm shannon bream and america's news headquarters from the nation's capital starts right now. we begin in japan. the spike in radiation level that led to evacuation was just a mistake. we have the latest. >> reporter: it was a breach coming from the authorities this sunday and we heard an official
NBC
Mar 8, 2011 11:00pm EST
gingrey is giving up negative thinking. dennis kucinich will try to approach every day with spiritual discipline. jim moran will do without that third glass of wine and a second helping of dessert. what a sacrifice. >>> if the one thing you'd like to give up is charlie sheen, we've got good news for you. everywhere you turn sheen and his twitter account or one of his catchphrases is making waves on the enter net, but somebody had the bright idea of creating a block on all things charlie sheen. to download it, go to nbcwashington.com and search sheen. >> block. >> yeah, i bet we get some business on that one. >> i like that. >>> so we've got some weather drama coming again. >> yes, we do. you know, i've taken a look at some of the latest. i'm not worried about tomorrow. >> however -- >> however, thursday will be sloppy. it will be sloppy in the morning and then sloppy and slow for the afternoon and evening rush home. but, again, no problems really tomorrow. out there today, we had a high of 52 degrees. now, tomorrow is going to be a little cooler. we're at 41 degrees right now with a s
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2011 5:30am EDT
clear picture of who the opposition movement is. >>> dennis kucinich raised the possibility of impeach my of president obama over this. he said the president exceeded his constitutional authority. >> the president is acting outside the authority of the constitution. there's no question about that what so ever. a decision was made to take america forces into war. he didn't consult with congress. that's a matter of fact. what the consequences are politically, we'll see. we are going to spend a half billion dollars in the first week on this war. we don't have the resources. we are in iraq, afghanistan, pakistan and now libya. what is going on in america. we have money for endless wars and can't take care of things from home. >>> the united states role in libya is opening up new rifts. meanwhile russian prime minister putin said the resolution by the security council is flawed. in general, it reminds me of a medieval call for a crew said. an editorial in china reeds, they are keen on the use of force. people have reason to express concerns about the effects of the military action.
NBC
Mar 23, 2011 4:00am PDT
. one lawmaker, dennis kucinich of ohio, is calling it possible an impeachable offense and is seeking a resolution to stop all action immediately in libya on behalf of the united states. even supporters say he's got to come back and seek an authorization of force from congress. how long might we be involved? secretary of state clinton says the u.s. is receiving reports, top advisers to gadhafi may want out. they're reaching out to those in europe to see if there may be options to bring this to an end. lynn? >> tracie potts there in washington. tracies, thank you. >>> to japan now where black smoke has been seen emerging from unit three of the crippled fukushima daiichi nuclear plant prompts a new evacuation of all the workers from the complex. officials had reported some progress yesterday after hooking up power lines to all six of its reactor units. however, it may be days if not weeks before critical cooling systems are back up. since crews need to carefully check equipment before turning on the electricity. that development is doing little to allay concerns about food safety. the f
CNN
Mar 29, 2011 8:00pm EDT
working on? >> i'm going to speak to democrat dennis kucinich. he's wanted to impeach the president but not anymore. he's got a new idea. he'll tell us what that is. >> can't wait. he's wanted to impeach every president. will? >>> walmart has the potential to be a defendant in the largest class action in american history. we'll talk about whether this makes any sense. >> biggest company in america, biggest employer in america, now maybe the biggest lawsuit in america. interesting stuff. >>> now to our top story tonight -- with everything happening in libya, it's been days since we've talked about japan. but i have to tell you tonight, the situation there is perhaps more critical than it has been at any point since that terrible earthquake and tsunami almost three weeks ago. most experts now believe three of the six reactors have had partial meltdowns, again, three meltdowns. there are just 500 workers there waging a heroic battle to limit the scope this ongoing catastrophe. workers are cut off from the world, working 12-hour shifts in hazardous, potentially lethal conditions. they o
CNN
Mar 26, 2011 12:00pm EDT
about this first, this is a very serious matter. you've got dennis kucinich among other lawmakers who are saying there need to be impeachment proceedings because the president didn't consult with, get a vote from congress, avery, before proceeding with this military engagement. does that kind of challenge stand a chance? >> well, i think actually dennis -- his tooth is still hurting from that tuna wrap lawsuit that he had. >> stop it. >> but honestly, he's a purist, he's an anti-war guy. the fact is that there is the 1973 war powers act, and it authorizes the president to take military action as long as he consults with congress within 60 days. the fact is allied forces are taking over our activity involving libya today we'll never get to the 60 days. however, the good thing is that president obama did consult with congress yesterday. it's a little bit of pretzelized thinking but i understand because dennis and dennis. >> the president will be addressing the american people monday, too. first, let's hear -- let's hear what dennis kucinich had to say in his own words. >> the question h
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 10:00pm EDT
facing but we're going to shift now to ohio congressman dennis kucinich who was going to join us on that issue tonight but, congressman, because of the situation in japan, and also the story we ran earlier tonight documenting that the nuclear facilities in this country, not only old but structurally they have some integrity issues and yet the permitting and licensing just continues. you were the ranking democrat on the nuclear regulatory commission in congress i believe, are you not, congressman? >> that's right, ed. the oversight subcommittee. >> yes. >> of government reform and oversight and it has jurisdiction over the nrc, our subcommittee. >> congressman, where are we at this hour in your opinion as we re-evaluate as a country where we are not so much where we're going but the facilities that we have right now and the licensing that's taking place. are you concerned about it? >> i am. because of that, ed, you know, you're going to hear it first here on "the ed show." i'll be sending a letter tomorrow in my capacity as ranking democrat on the oversight subcommittee that has juri
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2011 10:00am EDT
"washington journal" viewers on u.s. involvement in it libya operations. story.com. dennis kucinich is quoted, "i'm raising the question as to whether or not it is an impeachable offense." "we have to clearly understand what this constitution is about." that is from dennis kucinich in an exclusive story. he has also been tweeting about this. this is a tweet from yesterday. that was a sweet -- a tweet from dennis kucinich. this is "the new york times" on this story. it says that "president obama is facing criticism for not seeking congressional authorization." a quote from president obama in 2007 with "the boston globe." he talks about a presidential constitutional authority to declare war. back then, he said "the president does not have the power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation." that is a quote from then senator obama in "the boston globe." it also talks about then senator joe biden. he argued that the prison would not have authority under the constitution to bomb iranian
PBS
Mar 31, 2011 12:00am PDT
principle. the dennis kucinich group, i mean they're still anti-war and very consistent anti-war but then there are others that actually i was pretty disappointed. i just assumed they would be with us then have not been. tavis: i know have you to run to a vote. three quick questions right quick. number one, is there going to be a budget shutdown over this budget destpwhate >> well, have i been predicting at there won't be but i'm not betting any money on it. it's a pretty messy business. but don't think it's in anybody's interest, political interest, to allow that to happen than it would be zwroust become blame game. so my guess is something will become of it but i guess we have to wait and see. i'm not on the inside of those decisions. all i know is i oppose spending because i feared big spending and deficits for a long, long time and argued the case we would get into a financial crisis if we didn't get our house in order. so i only can speak for myself but i will not support any spending bills that continue this process. tavis: my final two questions, number one, are you going to run fo
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
to clearly understand what this constitution is about." that is from dennis kucinich in an exclusive story. he has also been tweeting about this. this is a tweet from yesterday. that was a sweet -- a tweet from dennis kucinich. this is "the new york times" on this story. it says that "president obama is facing criticism for not seeking congressional authorization." a quote from president obama in 2007 with "the boston globe." he talks about a presidential constitutional authority to declare war. back then, he said "the president does not have the power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation." that is a quote from then senator obama in "the boston globe." it also talks about then senator joe biden. he argued that the prison would not have authority under the constitution to bomb iranian nuclear sites without congressional authorization. "truman said it was enough that the united nations security council, new at the time, had granted permission." president obama,
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